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BeausCasBar
Posted 2010-10-17 9:34 PM (#125910)
Subject: Gooseneck Trailer Locking Device ? Recs?


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I would like to find a lock to put on the gooseneck trailer to prevent it from being hitched up / towed away ....  I googled and came up with a few, but would like some recommendations on types/brands, etc.

I noticed some of them work using padlocks and some have the internal locking devices....   I would imagine that a padlock could just be cut off, so would the internal lock be better?

Any recommendations on brands / where to find best prices would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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hosspuller
Posted 2010-10-17 10:21 PM (#125913 - in reply to #125910)
Subject: RE: Gooseneck Trailer Locking Device ? Recs?


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Welcome to the forum ...

GN's are particularly vulnerable to theft.  The various hitch locks can be defeated very simply.  The best protection is a secure location and wheel immobilizing devices.

 

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PaulChristenson
Posted 2010-10-17 11:31 PM (#125916 - in reply to #125910)
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I have used this outfit... http://www.tirelock.com/Trackers also work... http://www.tattletalealarm.com/ http://gps-snitch.com/...
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headhunter
Posted 2010-10-18 12:24 AM (#125917 - in reply to #125910)
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I have Lojack on my car and if I was concerned about my trailer being stolen I would consider having Lojack installed in my trailer also:
http://www.lojack.com

Edited by headhunter 2010-10-18 12:28 AM
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BeausCasBar
Posted 2010-10-18 9:41 AM (#125928 - in reply to #125910)
Subject: RE: Gooseneck Trailer Locking Device ? Recs?


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Thanks for the welcome and the information.

It is parked behind a locked gate, but I just dont want to be stupid about it either, and would like to make sure it is at least hard to take.

Any idea how much the Lowjack system costs?  They weren't really specific about trailers... Thanks!



Edited by BeausCasBar 2010-10-18 9:43 AM
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windy
Posted 2010-10-18 10:06 AM (#125932 - in reply to #125910)
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They are putting GPS tracking systems in skid steers, backhoes, and other equipment that is comparatively easy to steal. There are a couple of different kinds. One transmits it location all the time, and can be set up to send an alert if it leaves a certain area. The other kind is more passive, but you can "ping" it, or ask it's location, and it will respond with it's location. You can find out more by searching the internet. I agree about immobilizing a wheel being better than locking the hitch on a gooseneck.

 
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PaulChristenson
Posted 2010-10-18 2:46 PM (#125951 - in reply to #125910)
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If you go with a tracker...you need one that is POWERED INDEPENDENTLY of your trailer batteries...because if the thief were to cut your battery cables you'd be without the ability to track your trailer...here are a couple of independently powered units... http://gps-snitch.com/ http://www.tattletalealarm.com/

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headhunter
Posted 2010-10-18 4:06 PM (#125954 - in reply to #125928)
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Originally written by BeausCasBar on 2010-10-18 9:41 AM

Any idea how much the Lowjack system costs?  They weren't really specific about trailers... Thanks!

$1100-1500 to install it in a passenger car. I can't imagine the cost is much different for any other type of vehicle.
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walbern1
Posted 2010-10-18 4:19 PM (#125956 - in reply to #125910)
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Whats the matter with just using a padlock through the bulldog coupler? If you close it and then padlock it they would at least have to cut the lock to get it off. If they really want your trailer it won't matter what you do.
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jakefreese
Posted 2010-10-18 7:45 PM (#125963 - in reply to #125956)
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Originally written by walbern1 on 2010-10-18 4:19 PM

Whats the matter with just using a padlock through the bulldog coupler? If you close it and then padlock it they would at least have to cut the lock to get it off. If they really want your trailer it won't matter what you do.
the trailer thief that was caught around here was backing under the trailer with a tractor tire in the back of the truck lowering the jack and away they went. I have a wheel boot and a bar that prevents my jack from being lowered.
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PaulChristenson
Posted 2010-10-20 10:44 PM (#126087 - in reply to #125910)
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New HTW sponsor offers tracking capability... http://www.intelitrailer.com/InteliGUARD%C2%AE_Covert.htm?m=61&s=39...
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Gone
Posted 2010-10-21 5:16 AM (#126097 - in reply to #125910)
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I have often wondered about theives. I park our truck in front of the trailer when camping and when we are home. Now that I have seen this thread, I will be looking into additional options. I can't imagine coming back from a nice trail ride only to find your "home" gone.

Edited by Gone 2010-10-21 5:17 AM
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Cline
Posted 2011-05-27 10:43 PM (#134392 - in reply to #125913)
Subject: RE: Gooseneck Trailer Locking Device ? Recs?


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If you are looking for an effective lock for your gooseneck trailer, I hope you will take a look at the GanderLock. You can check it out at www.ganderlock.com or have a look at a review that Mr. Truck did at  http://www.mrtrailer.com/ganderlock_gooseneck_lock.htm

The GanderLock has been on the market since the first of January.



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d2allen
Posted 2011-05-28 11:23 AM (#134396 - in reply to #134392)
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Can thieves steal a gooseneck trailer that is hooked to your (locked) truck? Deidre
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Linda Y
Posted 2011-05-28 11:42 AM (#134397 - in reply to #125910)
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Wow, the tractor tire in the bed was a surprise! I guess if you are determined to steal something you will find a way to make it happen. Only thing that would deter that kind of theft would be the wheel blocking. I guess I just don't think like a criminal!
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Cline
Posted 2011-05-28 12:43 PM (#134401 - in reply to #134397)
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With the coupler out the tire in the bed approach won't work.  The tube is short enough that it would make the jacks drag on the ground and the neck would hit the bed of the truck.

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Tresvolte
Posted 2011-05-31 9:42 AM (#134425 - in reply to #134401)
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Originally written by Cline on 2011-05-28 12:43 PM

With the coupler out the tire in the bed approach won't work.  The tube is short enough that it would make the jacks drag on the ground and the neck would hit the bed of the truck.

I wouldn't count on that. They caught a guy here that had stolen trailers with and without coupler locks and with and without couplers. The gussets for the coupler seemed to ride pretty well on the raised part of a dual wheel.
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retento
Posted 2011-05-31 11:12 AM (#134433 - in reply to #134425)
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Originally written by Tresvolte on 2011-05-31 10:42 AM

Originally written by Cline on 2011-05-28 12:43 PM

With the coupler out the tire in the bed approach won't work.  The tube is short enough that it would make the jacks drag on the ground and the neck would hit the bed of the truck.

I wouldn't count on that. They caught a guy here that had stolen trailers with and without coupler locks and with and without couplers. The gussets for the coupler seemed to ride pretty well on the raised part of a dual wheel.

 Exactly....!! Gone in 60 seconds.

 

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genebob
Posted 2011-05-31 1:14 PM (#134438 - in reply to #125910)
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Some even carry their own coupler.
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Cline
Posted 2011-05-31 2:05 PM (#134441 - in reply to #134438)
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What if you made it so that they couldn't put a cupler in?  Check out the information at www.ganderlock.com.  It is simple effective.
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genebob
Posted 2011-06-01 10:29 AM (#134456 - in reply to #125910)
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Maybe I'm spoiled because my trailer sits in a secure area in my yard, but I would hate to have to keep taking my coupler on and off everytime I was going to hitch up. Sometimes I will hitch up 3-4 times a week. Takes me about three minutes. If I have to tighten and loosen the bolts everytime it would bug me to no end.
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Cline
Posted 2011-06-01 10:53 AM (#134458 - in reply to #134456)
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I have been using the lock for a few years now. It adds less than a minute to hooking up, to remove the lock and install the coupler and vice verse. Where I have benefitted the most, besides securing the trailer is that the coupler and set bolts don’t rust into place, like they did on my older trailers.

 
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johnsnowkornar
Posted 2018-09-27 1:24 AM (#171904 - in reply to #125956)
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walbern1 - 2010-10-18 4:19 PM

Whats the matter with just using a padlock through the bulldog coupler? If you close it and then padlock it they would at least have to cut the trailer lockp to get it off. If they really want your trailer it won't matter what you do.

Can it fit several coupler types at a time such as 1-7/8 inches, 2 inches, to 2-5/15 inches??
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Cline
Posted 2018-09-27 7:53 AM (#171908 - in reply to #125910)
Subject: RE: Gooseneck Trailer Locking Device ? Recs?


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Most receiving tubes are standard.  4" diameter.  The round lock works well on the standard tube.  Some older trailers don't have the pin holes, that the lock needs, to work.   If this is the case, you would need to drill two 3/4" holes.  If you have a trailer that uses the square tube, the same is the case.  4" is the standard.  There are some 41/2" tubes out there.  We are working on a lock for the 41/2" square tube.
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calamityj
Posted 2018-09-28 6:41 AM (#171909 - in reply to #125910)
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Gooseneck locks are good to have. You may consider personalizing your trailer..Ours is obnoxious, with our name, running horses,and a reining horse iron engraving on the door side.... 
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